Be understanding to your enemies.
Be loyal to your friends.
Be strong enough to face the world each day.
Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.
Be generous to those who need your help.
Be frugal with that you need yourself.
Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.
Be smart enough to continue learning.
Be willing to share your joys.
Be willing to share the sorrows of others.
Be a leader when you see a path others have missed. Be a follower when you are shrouded by the mists of uncertainty.
Be first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.
Be last to criticize a colleague who fails.
Be sure where your next step will fall, so that you will not tumble.
Be sure of your final destination, by setting your goals along the way.
My heart has grown rich with the passing of years,
I have less need now than when I was young
To share myself with every comer,
Or shape my thoughts into words with my tongue.
It is one to me that they come or go
If I have myself and the drive of my will,
And strength to climb on a summer night
And watch the stars swarm over the hill.
Let them think I love them more than I do,
Let them think I care, though I go alone,
If it lifts their pride, what is it to me,
Who am self-complete as a flower or a stone?
Myself Poet: Edgar A. Guest
I have to live with myself and so
I want to be fit for myself to know.
I want to be able as days go by,
always to look myself straight in the eye;
I don't want to stand with the setting sun
and hate myself for the things I have done.
I don't want to keep on a closet shelf
a lot of secrets about myself
and fool myself as I come and go
into thinking no one else will ever know
the kind of person I really am,
I don't want to dress up myself in sham.
I want to go out with my head erect
I want to deserve all men's respect;
but here in the struggle for fame and wealth
I want to be able to like myself.
I don't want to look at myself and know
I am bluster and bluff and empty show.
I never can hide myself from me;
I see what others may never see;
I know what others may never know,
I never can fool myself and so,
whatever happens I want to be
self respecting and conscience free.
I believe that God created me to be happy, to enjoy the blessings of life,
to be useful to my fellow-beings, and an honor to my country.
I believe that the trials which beset me today are
but the fiery tests by which my character is strengthened,
ennobled and made worthy to enjoy the higher things
of life, which I believe are in store for me.
I believe that my soul is too grand to be crushed by defeat;
I will rise above it.
I believe that I am the architect of my own fate;
therefore, I will be master of circumstances and surroundings, not their slave.
I will not yield to discouragements,
I will trample them under foot and make them serve as stepping-stones to success.
I will conquer my obstacles and turn them into opportunities.
My failures of today will help to guide me on to victory on the morrow.
The morrow will bring new strength, new hopes,
new opportunities and new beginnings.
I will be ready to meet it with a brave heart,
a calm mind and an undaunted spirit.
In all things I will do my best, and leave the rest to the Infinite.
I will not waste my mental energies by useless worry.
I will learn to dominate my restless thoughts
and look on the bright side of things.